Another child of a beloved celebrity has fallen victim to the insidious lure of drug addiction - and leaves another devastated family in its wake.
Gabrielle Crahan, the 22-year-old daughter of Slipknot percussionist Shawn Crahan, died suddenly over the weekend.
According to TMZ, "Police and the fire department responded to a call for a possible OD at a Hollywood home Saturday night, and found the body of the heavy metal percussionist's daughter, Gabrielle.
"We're told CPR was administered, to no avail ... she was pronounced dead on the scene by paramedics."
At the time, no cause of Gabrielle's death was released.
Today, however, the sad news became public.
TMZ reports, “Law enforcement sources tell us there was drug paraphernalia and evidence of narcotic use on scene, and Gabrielle has a history of drug use.
“Authorities are still investigating, and her cause of death is pending toxicology testing, but the outward signs point to drugs.“
What makes her sad ending even more tragic is that she had been fighting drug addiction for some time. Her final Instagram post alluded to the fact that she had been successful with her sobriety in recent months.
Shannon’s grieving father made the sad announcement that her funeral would be held in their native Iowa on May 26th.
He also reached out to fans who have sent condolences and prayers his way.
"You have all proven that there is empathy, positivity, & strength in this community that we call humanity here on Earth.”
Please join us in praying for Gabrielle’s family and friends. They have a lot to deal with in the coming weeks and months.